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Monday, 18 March 2013

***Review*** Shadowoland (The Immortals #3) by Alyson Noel

I have a confession, it was F1, I got no sleep, I read nothing! So ummm... I'm improvising. With a review I wrote before I started blogging. There are spoilers. But hey I had no blog!! 

On the Back of the Book

"Enter the realm of the Immortals - the #1 New York Times bestselling series that's been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary.

Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives - and fought off the world's darkest enemies - so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death - plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick - and gets help from an unexpected source - a surfer named Jude.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She's always believed Damen to be her soul mate and one true love - and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger - and tests her love for Damen like never before...."

My Review


For me this book was difficult to get into and if I'm honest I had trouble finishing it. I found some of the story pretty unbelievable and considering it's a YA Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy type book, I'm not sure it's a good thing.

In this book Ever and Damen are unable to touch, thanks to that rascal Roman. however they do create this energy veil type thing that enables them to almost hold each other in a 'oooh baby you the most beautiful thing since sliced bread' kind of way. (I find this annoying because they aren't actually physically touching and yet they can still feel each other when they kiss and all that.) There's also a lot of focus on sex in this book. To be honest there's enough pressure on girls and boys as it is without this whole 'oh no we can't have sex and we're in love and we're going to live forever' type thing... If you were truly in love it wouldn't matter.... besides why dont they manifest a special blanket with holes in and why doesn't Damen just wear a condom? It's all about safe sex people.

Also there's yet another love interest for Ever in the form of dread locked, aqua green eyed surfer dude Jude [Ooooh that rhymes =D] (Three boys in three books, boy does she get around.) I've nothing against Jude but now it's less complicated and more confusing.

Damen seems to undergo a personality transplant in this book, ditching his wordly possessions from the past 600 years and some more recent additions like his BMW to atone for his sins only to manifest a people carrier in order to keep Romy and Rayne, who have become trapped on the human plane because they've lost their witchy powers and can't return to Summerland, even though at this point they're too bewildered to even want to go out. [If I had access to Summerland I'd manifest my very own Spike. Not related but I really love Spike right now). Ooh can I just point out the girls would be just as safe in a classy, luxury saloon car like the Mercedes S Class. Maybe Ever wouldn't have complained if she'd seen one of them.

My favourite character has to be Roman. He's bad, he's British, he says "luv" way too much but I think I can forgive him for that (even though I'm a British person and I never say it. I'm all about breaking the stereotypes.) because he is so magnificent and wonderful and evil.

The plot for me was a bit juddery and I couldn't focus on the plot progression as much as I would've liked but on a more positive note I absolutely adored the ending. It had tension and it was well written and most importantly it grabbed me by the throat and said: "I don't care if you miss Glee because I am so amazing and you have to finish me tonight." luckily I didn't miss Glee. It redeemed the book for me... until I got to the ending I was gonna give this book two stars but I added .5 because it was fantabulous. Also I'm loving the character development of the twins... I want to know even more about them and about how come they are so different from one another (twins intrigue me).

Overall this is my least favourite book of the series but I've been assured that the next book's better... unfortunately, I don't own the next book so we'll have to wait and see. I do hope for the series to get better because Evermore had so much promise.

PS I love Riley. Go on Riley! You use Jude as a sort of John Edward type dude. =D

My Rating

Well anyway, I'm sorry it's not a proper review but you know, It could be worse, I'll try to get something for tomorrow.

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